If you’ve been thinking about adopting a furry forever friend, there’s no time like the present to take that leap of love.

Dallas Animal Services (DAS) is making the most of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, offering extended hours and free adoptions on Thursday. The shelter, located at 1818 North Westmoreland Rd., will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for its Dog Days of Summer adoption event in an effort to clear its shelters and find loving homes for its canine and feline clientele.

“We’re really excited about extending our hours on this date so more people will be able to come by and meet our pets,” DAS Assistant Director Mary Martin said, per a City news release. “When people actually walk through our shelter and get to interact with our wonderful animals, they can’t help but fall in love.”

Currently, the City-operated shelter is at 155% capacity in its dog kennels, and cats are at 106% capacity, according to DAS’s website. The goal of the shelter is to achieve and sustain a 90% live release rate.

If you cannot make it to the shelter on Thursday, do not fret; two more free pet adoption events are taking place this weekend.

DAS staff will set up shop at the Dallas Farmers Market on June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a selection of adorable adoptable pets. The market is located at 1011 Pearl Expy.

On Sunday, June 23, the Petco store at 5301 Beltline Rd. will host a free DAS adoption event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For a preview of the adoptable pets available, click here.